Redwood Shores, CA, United States, November 9, 2017 – BIWA User Community announced today that it will change the date of its flagship event, Analytics and Data Summit (formerly known as BIWA Summit) to address the need for its growing event audience and focus.

The event was historically held in January each year. The Analytics and Data Summit has been moved to March 20–22, 2018, at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA, to accommodate the Oracle Conference Center schedule. The venue provides a fantastic value, and a unique opportunity to work with Oracle on advanced content for the conference.

Since the conference is hosted later this year, the conference content submission deadline has been extended to allow for additional time to create speaking submissions. The new content submission deadline is December 3, 2017.

Dan Vlamis, Analytics and Data Summit co-chair and President of Vlamis Software Solutions, said, “We are thrilled with the progress our organization has made in terms of membership and attendee growth for the Analytics and Data Summit. We expect that the date change will give us more time to get the word out about the conference.”

About Analytics and Data Summit

The Analytics and Data Summit, formerly known as the BIWA Summit, attracts the top Oracle business intelligence (BI), data warehousing, analytics, big data, and spatial and graph experts and is managed by the Oracle business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics (BIWA) user community. As in prior years, the event includes the Oracle Spatial Summit.

The event will be held March 20–22, 2018 at the Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. Call for papers is open now through December 3, 2017. More information is available here:

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About BIWA User Community

Founded in 2006 as a special interest group (SIG) of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG), the BIWA User Community is a worldwide body of Oracle professionals who are interested in business intelligence (BI), data warehousing, and analytics, as well as related topics such as cloud, machine learning, spatial and graph, SQL, R, Spark, Hadoop, and similar critically important and emerging technologies.

For more information about the BIWA User Community, visit our website at or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG

The North American Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG was formed as a special interest group (SIG) of the Independent Oracle User Group (IOUG) to bring together the family of Oracle spatial and graph professionals to promote interaction and communication that can drive the market for spatial technology and data in the enterprise.  The SIG aims to create a forum for the exchange of technical information and best practices, to encourage community members’ participation in industry events, and to foster strategic and technical collaboration between the community and Oracle.

For more information about the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG, visit our website or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Contact Information

Kirby Lunger
Board Member